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How to Create a ACFS File System on 18c by ASMCA

Normal Way to Create ACFS File System

The steps that create ACFS file system by ASMCA can be simplified as such: 1. Use a disk group to create a volume. 2. Use the volume to create ACFS file system. Later in this post, I will introduce a shortcut in ASMCA that can do all the things in one step.

First of all, we call ASMCA by issuing asmca.

[grid@primary01 ~]$ asmca
ASMCA 18c - Opening
ASMCA 18c – Opening

Set User “root” Credential

Click on “Settings” to proceed.

ASMCA 18c - Home Page
ASMCA 18c – Home Page

Input root’s password in the field and then click Save.

ASMCA 18c - Set root Credential
ASMCA 18c – Set root Credential

Expand “Volumes” on the tree.

ASMCA 18c - root Credential Saved
ASMCA 18c – root Credential Saved

Create a New Volume

Click on Create. button to create a new volume.

ASMCA 18c - List All Volumes
ASMCA 18c – List All Volumes

Configure the new volume, then click on OK.

ASMCA 18c - Create a New Volume
ASMCA 18c – Create a New Volume

The new volume is creating now.

ASMCA 18c - New Volume Creating
ASMCA 18c – New Volume Creating

Expand “ACFS File Systems” on the tree.

ASMCA 18c - New Volume Created
ASMCA 18c – New Volume Created

Create a New ACFS File System

Click on Create. button to create a new ACFS file system.

ASMCA 18c - List All ACFS File Systems
ASMCA 18c – List All ACFS File Systems

Configure the new ACFS file system, then click on OK.

ASMCA 18c - Create a New ACFS File System
ASMCA 18c – Create a New ACFS File System

The new ACFS file system is creating now.

ASMCA 18c - New ACFS File System Creating
ASMCA 18c – New ACFS File System Creating

Our ACFS file system is created. We can now exit ASMCA.

ASMCA 18c - New ACFS File System Created
ASMCA 18c – New ACFS File System Created
ASMCA 18c - Exit
ASMCA 18c – Exit

We can also use acfsutil, a command lines interface that can help to create a ACFS file system. The result is the same.

A Shortcut to Create ACFS

Does anyone notice that there’s a shortcut to create ACFS file system in ASMCA? It can create a volume as well as an ACFS mount point in the same page.

First of all, right click on a disk group DATA which is used for allocating our ACFS file system. And click on “Create ACFS for Database Use”.

ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut - Menu
ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut – Menu

We should provide volume, mount point, size and owner information on this form.

ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut - Volume, Mount Point and Owner Settings
ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut – Volume, Mount Point and Owner Settings

Please note that, even though there’s nothing mentioned about ACFS on this page, this shortcut is meant to create ACFS file system.

ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut - Creating
ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut – Creating
ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut - Created
ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut – Created
ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut - List All ACFS
ASMCA 18c – Create ACFS for Database Use Shortcut – List All ACFS

The result seems to be the same. At least I can’t see any differences.

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